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NYC Fall Weekend To-Do Lists

Now that we have officially entered what I consider to be the absolute best season of the year, it’s time to break out warm sweaters, enjoy the crisp fall air and soak up the final months of sunshine before the snow arrives.

Here are some of my favorite NYC fall finds so far:

1. Central Park: You could spend all day in Central park and not see the same thing twice. From Shakespeare Garden to the Belvedere Castle and from the zoo to Sheep Meadow, there are countless paths to explore. Once you get tired of walking around, the park also serves as a great place to lounge on a blanket with friends or do some homework.

central park

2. Strand Book Store: When days aren’t so sunny, and you’re looking for an indoor escape, Strand is the place to go. Priding itself on having miles upon miles of books, the store has something for every book enthusiast. And if it is sunny, pop over to Washington Square Park afterwards and read by the fountain!


3. OatMealsThere is so much amazing food to try in the city, and weekends are a great time to check off another place on your list. Rosalind Cardone and I made our way down to OatMeals last weekend, as it came highly recommended from Allison Chesky at our “Dine Like a New Yorker” Newhouse NYC panel. As proud oatmeal lovers, this place did not disappoint. I had oatmeal with peanut butter, banana and honey—it was delicious. If you make your way over closer to lunch or dinner time, OatMeals boasts a variety of more savory options, such as oatmeal with pesto and sun-dried tomato.


4. Flea Markets and Street Fairs: If you enjoy roaming through blocks upon blocks of food, crafts and other miscellaneous finds, then I highly recommend checking out all of the flea markets and street fairs that the city has to offer. I recommend the GreenFlea Market on the Upper West Side, and the Brooklyn Flea Market is next on my list! Street fairs pop up all over the city, so it’s easy to find them, even when you’re not expecting it.

As for my next weekend endeavor (which will likely last the rest of the semester), Jackie Pereira and I are planning on making our way through a book of walking tours throughout the city. We’ll keep you posted on how it goes and what we find!

Leah Fagen, Newhouse NYC student and junior PR major

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